Family secrets a girl struggles to suppress, a man trapped by a woman's bones, a couple of killers and a touch of madness.
"Dark and twisted with a sting in every tale." Cass Green, Sunday Times bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood
Each story in Snuggle with the Strange was masterfully woven. The plots were original, the deep characters jumped off the page, and the descriptions were satisfyingly unnerving. There were times throughout this book that I literally shivered, and other times when I blurted, “What the heck did I just read?” I loved the unique twists and turns. Liane Carter did a great job portraying the impact abuse can have on people. I appreciated the messages she sent through the work, such as that abuse shouldn't be tolerated.
I think the last story, "A Killer Like Me," was my favorite. The action, the unnerving relationship between the main character and the overseer, and the frightening supernatural threats—I just loved that entire story and wanted more of it. Though Snuggle with the Strange by Liane Carter wasn't entirely my cup of tea, it was a well-constructed anthology with an eclectic selection of disturbing tales. If you can handle the darker themes and you enjoy stories that don't have a lot of closure, you'll more than likely enjoy Snuggle with the Strange.
Trigger Warning: This is an adult work that contains disturbing themes, including violence, murder, and child and adult sexual, mental, and physical abuse.